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TRAC Oil & Gas WIN The Small Company of the Year

The Press and Journal celebrated the North Sea Oil and Gas industry reliance at a Gold awards ceremony. The Gold awards recognise the companies and individuals who continue to forge a path ahead for the sector, despite varying headwinds.

The awards comprised of 6 categories, 3 of which TRAC were finalists for. These being New Energy Award, Best employer and Small Company of the Year. This was a great achievement in its self to be placed within 3 of these categories.

TRAC Oil & Gas won the Small Company of the Year award which was highlighted as the category that received the most applications (16) and handed out last. This award recognised the best small company, its commitment to people, its culture, the North Sea and the Aberdeen community.

TRAC Oil & Gas is a Family owned business which was founded in 1999. We strive ourselves on our relationships, delivery, safety and competence of our personnel.


Gold Awards 2016From right, Bill Brown (TRAC) receiving the award from Damian Bates.(The Press & Journal-Editor in Chief.)

This award was received on behalf of everyone that works for the company that delivers our first class service to our customers which has been our core strength over the years which has allowed us to grow and develop into the global organisation that we are today.



When the company was established TRAC Oil & Gas adopted the company slogan “Service, Safety, Quality & Innovation.” this remains relevant today and defines our core strengths.

We will and always continue to deliver to the highest of standards as we aim to be the market leading brand in the oil and gas industry synonymous with best in class performance.


Gold Awards 2016

From left, Bill Brown, Jan Stander, Daniel Hawthorn, Francois Low, Ian Somers, Mhairi Campbell.

Daniel Hawthorn, Managing Director; said “I’m really delighted. Its just great recognition for our company and the hard work our team has put in at this difficult time for the industry. I think we have had a successful year. We have had some big contract awards and that’s down to sticking to the way we’ve always done business, but just doing things a bit better: We are being more flexible to give customers what they want.”


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Nexen contract Award

TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd has won a new five-year contract with Plant Integrity Management Ltd (PIM). The contract will see PIM provide inspection management services on Nexen’s North Sea assets, including delivering integrity management services covering pressure systems, structures and pipelines. The offshore enactment services will be subcontracted by TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd.

Securing contracts in these challenging times for the industry are critical, this five-year contract further support our growth plans for the UK, Australia and Brasil.

TRAC is a leading provider of rope access inspection, repair and maintenance services to the Oil & Gas industry with extensive experience of working across a range of offshore and onshore assets worldwide.NDT UT


On TRAC securing Chevron contract

Back L to R – Steven Sweeney and Allan Robertson Front L to R – Gregg Hector and Danny Hawthorn

TRAC O&G Ltd have been awarded the Chevron Inspection and Integrity Management Services contract for their UKCS assets.

The contract is for a 3 year period with the option to extend a further 2 years, delivering potential revenues of up to £20M

TRAC has a strong relationship with Chevron and have been supporting their assets over the past 13 years. A combination of experience, safety record and service delivery that achieve cost savings through innovative solutions has led to this award.

Gregg Hector (Chevron Integrity Lead) said: The successful award of this contract follows a rigorous tender process in which Chevron clearly set out our expectations and deliverables.

Danny Hawthorn (Managing Director) said: “A combination of experience, safety record and service delivery that achieve costs savings through innovative solutions has led to this award.  We’re delighted to secure this contract as Chevron has been an important customer to us for many years now. This has been achieved through the ongoing hard work and effort of our staff and our strong working relations with Chevron, and we very much look forward to continuing to support Chevron in their North Sea operations.  This award keeps us on track with our growth plans both here in the UK and in our overseas operations in Australia and Brazil and is great news during a period where the industry as a whole is experiencing very challenging times”.

TRAC is a leading provider of rope access inspection, repair and maintenance services to the Oil & Gas industry with extensive experience of working across a range of offshore and onshore assets worldwide.

June Safety Campaign

This month’s safety campaign is centered on remembering that safety applies in more than our work environment.

This month we have identified some past time activities from surfing to barbecuing, to highlight that injuries can happen easily away from work. We welcome feedback on these monthly campaigns and should you wish to be signed up, please email

Click here to read our June campaign.


Supervisors Workshop 2016

We recently delivered one of our regular Supervisors Safety & Leadership Workshops. The course was invaluable given the current industry climate where service quality, consistency and competence are always important. Roles and responsibilities of supervisors were covered and technicians gave open feedback regarding what they expect from TRAC as an employer.

Designed in-house, the course was specific to our supervisors needs and was delivered at our purpose built training facility.

The course was presented by TRAC department heads. Guest speaker Les Linklater, Executive Director from Step Change in Safety, gave an articulate presentation on Safety and Leadership including the characteristics of a good leader.

Topics the course covered were areas that supervisors deal with on a daily basis such as:

  • Project Management
  • Supervising
  • Industry Overview
  • Logistics & Support
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Risk Assessment
  • Business Development
TRAC Les Linklater Presentation
Les Linklater, Step Change in Safety Executive Director, delivering the Safety and Leadership presentation

It’s important that our teams and supervisors are aware of our core values. We aim to deliver Best in Class performance and the course was designed with this in mind, ensuring competence and staff development of trained supervisors. Attendees were of mixed trade, rope access and inspection competencies and it was our objective to continue our safe ethos and protect our enviable safety record. At the conclusion of the course, the supervisors successfully presented on the topics covered which demonstrated their understanding.

TRAC Supervisors Workshop
Bill Brown, Technical Manager, delivering an introductory overview

One of the supervisors commented on the course; “Learned something (a good few things) about outboard working and risk assessing ad-hoc (add on) scopes – what to cover and make relevant”.

Planning for the next course has already commenced as part of our commitment to the personal development of our staff, we actively monitor and develop the competence of our staff and hold the Investors in People accreditation.

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